Kirsten Sundby Hall MD
Recently updated 27.03.2012
Oslo University Hospital
Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma in extremities and trunk wall
Symptoms depend on tumor localization.
- The patient often notices a lump but usually does not experience any pain. Pain occurs when the tumor's growth influences function of surrounding tissue, for example pressure on nerves and blood vessels.
- Tumors which occur in connective tissue in nerves (neurofibrosarcoma) often cause radiating pain, referred to as the innervated area.
- Tumors which lie deep in the thigh or gluteal region may become large before they cause symptoms.
- The first symptom for tumors in the abdominal wall is usually palpation of a lump by the patient or doctor. Other symptoms may be local pain and discomfort.
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